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'''Karl Barth''' (;[ "Barth"]. ''Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary''. ; – ) was a Switzerland|Swiss Reformed churches|Reformed theology|theologian who is often regarded as the greatest Protestant theologian of the twentieth century. His influence expanded well beyond the academic realm to mainstream culture, leading him to be featured on the cover of ''Time (magazine)|Time'' on April 20, 1962. Beginning with his experience as a pastor, Barth rejected his training in the predominant liberal Christianity|liberal theology typical of 19th-century European Protestantism. He also rejected more conservative forms of Christianity. Instead he embarked on a new theological path initially called dialectical theology due to its stress on the paradoxical nature of...
Birth date{{birth date |1886|05|10}}
Birth placeBasel, Switzerland
Death date{{nowrap|{{death date and age |1968|12|10|1886|05|10}}}}
Death placeBasel, Switzerland
TitlesTheologian, author
Notableworks''The Epistle to the Romans (Barth)|The Epistle to the Romans''
''Church Dogmatics''
Tradition movementReformed Theology
Christian socialism
Notable ideasDialectical theology
''analogia fidei''
SpouseNelly Hoffmann
ChildrenMarkus Barth
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